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    Re: Wax Melter Advice

    Walt, I do want to build a solar melter also. But for pouring candles and rewaxing plastic foundation we need something else. We will use the electric melter mostly for that and maybe rendering in...
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    Wax Melter Advice

    We have around 40 hives and my wife makes candles. I am thinking of buying our first wax melter and could use some help. It will be used for rendering wax from comb and cappings, for melting...
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    Re: A Good Source For Clover Seed?

    Do they sell Sweet yellow clover too? that seems harder to get.
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    A Good Source For Clover Seed?

    Does anyone have a good source for dutch and or sweet clover seed? I want to seed our lane and the ditches around our home.


    Thanks in advance.
    Merlin
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    Thanks for the ideas Dan, All my hives are three 8 frame mediums. That is why I started looking into building a trap. Using one medium might be to small and the bees might ignore it for something...
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    Thank you Dan. I will order some before put out the traps.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    I put one together today with Menard's value scrap lumber. So it cost about $6 to make. Its pretty much two medium NUCs on top of each other. The bottom half is about 1 1/2 inches deeper than the...
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    Thank you for the info, A search for Certain did not get any results on the forum or with google. Anyone know what it may be called now?

    Thanks
    Merlin
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    Thanks for the input. I was thinking that they would be easier to build if i could make them one piece and load the frames at the top. But I see your points and would hate to catch a swarm only to...
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    I had wondered about orientation of the frames. I did not realize that the cells had a slant to them. I am glad that I ask before started to build.

    Next Q, a box 7.5W 13H and 18.5W is about 30...
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    Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    I am thinking of putting together a few swam traps. I have read that you want a volume of 30 to 40 liters. with a 15cm opening at the bottom. I use mediums and was thinking of using a 8 frame medium...
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    Re: when to pull the supers?

    Is golden rod honey bad or does it have a bad taste?
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